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COVID-19 has changed our lives and it appears to be especially harmful for some groups more than others. Black and Asian ethnic minorities are at particular risk and have reported greater mortality and intensive care needs. Mental illnesses are more common among Black and ethnic minorities, as are crisis care pathways including compulsory admission. This editorial sets out what might underlie these two phenomena, explaining how societal structures and disadvantage generate and can escalate inequalities in crises.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.2020.93

Type

Journal article

Journal

British Journal of Psychiatry

Publication Date

01/08/2020

Volume

217

Pages

405 - 407